Gypsy´s Life

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Gypsy´s Life

GYPSY'SLIFE

The gypsies are an ethnic originated from the Indian subcontinent, are principally in Europe, in fact they are the major ethnic minority of the European union. They are in the habit of living with great part of his family and have very much contact between them. The gypsies are not deserved to be expelled from a country since this is racism, and it would have to stay in the past.

France is controversially deporting Romanian and Bulgarian Roma (Gypsies) as part of a crackdown on illegal camps in the country. The trigger was a clash in July between French Roma and police in the town of Saint Aignan. France's deportations have been widely criticised in the EU. French President Nicolas Sarkozy called an emergency ministerial meeting, at which it was decided that some 300 illegal camps and squats would be dismantled within three months.

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Current troubles in France involving Roma

Dozens of gypsies have arrived back in Romania after being repatriated by France under a polemic policy by President Nicolas Sarkozy. About 86 gypsies left France and hundreds more will follow in the coming weeks after their camps were shut down. The French government says told is a "decent and humane" policy of removing people from lamentable conditions. But rights groups say the Roma are being demonised, and Romania has warned France against xenophobic reactions. A deportee named Gabriel told news agency in Bucharest that life had been very hard in France, but he would not refuse returning because there was no work in Romania. Another man said that in Romania "we don't have chance, no jobs, nothing". France has possibly the harshest policy in Europe towards gypsies immigrants. Most gypsies live in camps that are regularly demolished by police - and then rebuilt. Every year thousands are deported, but the overall number in the country remains the same.

Gypsy way of life

Origins of gypsies

Families tend to be large. Generally, gypsies marry young (often when they are eighteen). Weddings are typically very elaborate, involving very large and colourful dress. Before a gypsy wedding, the young man has to do the gypsy pediment, which involves asking the hand to the family of the couple. Since then, the promised considered grooms can go together and recieve parties from their families. The clothes are very typical. Women wear gold jewellery and headdresses decorated with coins. Families typically involve multiple generations living together. For gypsies family is the most important thing. They love each other a lot and they fight always to protect themselves from all. The gyspies have a long history of training, trading and caring for animals. They also have worked as metal smiths, and repaired utensils and sold houseshold goods they made themselves.

For a long time, it was believed that the Gypsies came from Egypt, which is why his name is so similar. The elven million gypsies living in Europe provide all of northern India before migrating to the West through the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. In the eighteenth century, the study of the Romany language, typical of gypsies, confirmed that it was an Indian language very similar to Punjabi or Hindi West. The indicates that the origin of the gypsies is located on the northwest of the Indian subcontinent, in the area which is currently the border between the modern states of India and Pakistan.

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A statement from the president's office said the camps were "sources of illegal trafficking, of profoundly shocking living standards, of exploitation of children for begging, of prostitution and crime". In fact, France has closed down illegal Roma camps and sent their inhabitants home for years. Last year 10,000 Roma were sent back to Romania and Bulgaria, the government says. Bulgarian and Romanian Roma face discrimination at home, and Roma communities in both countries have faced forced evictions. Generally, they have a low standard of living, high unemployment and low literacy levels. Some Roma threatened with deportation say that if they are sent home, they will simply come back.

Gypsies Deportation

France is controversially deporting Romanian and Bulgarian Roma (Gypsies) as part of a crackdown on illegal camps in the country. The trigger was a clash in July between French Roma and police in the town of Saint Aignan. France's deportations have been widely criticised in the EU. French President Nicolas Sarkozy called an emergency ministerial meeting, at which it was decided that some 300 illegal camps and squats would be dismantled within three months.


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